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Floor lamp, U-Turn
Floor lamp, U-Turn

Floor lamp, U-Turn

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8031 Zurich
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Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8031 Zurich
  • U-Turn Floor lamp

Without LED technology, the U-Turn lamp would not have been possible. In 2011, the lighting manufacturer Belux gave the industrial designer Michel Charlot (b. 1985), who studied at the ECAL in Lausanne, a prototype. The main innovation devised by the engineers is a steel ball onto which a magnetic lamp head can be docked at any angle. This playful interaction with the light turns the user into a co-designer. Charlot designed all the components using as few parts as possible, placing just as much emphasis on an up-to-date look as on state-of-the-art technology. U-Turn comes as a table lamp, floor lamp, or clamping lamp. It is designed to be useful, efficient, matter-of-fact, and durable. Design is thus but a small, yet vital, part of the project.

Stehleuchte, U-Turn
Michel Charlot, 2011/12
Belux AG, CH
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Stehleuchte, U-Turn, 2011/12, Entwurf: Michel Charlot
Zeichnung: Weicher Umbruch, Zürich